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How Calif. man won $324 million and didn't realize it for 2 weeks

Steve Tran of Northern California had a big winner and didn't know it. When he finally got around to checking the ticket, though, he realized his life had changed.

3.1 earthquake hits Los Angeles' Westside

A 3.1 earthquake hit Los Angeles's Westside late Friday morning, according to the U.S. Geological Survey's website.

2nd winner of $636M lottery jackpot comes forward (updated)

Steve Tran, the second of two winners of the $636 million Mega Millions jackpot, has come forward to claim the lottery prize, the second-largest in U.S. history.

In Immigration News: Renewed hopes for reform, Spanish speakers and the ObamaCare rollout, tailoring horror for Latino audiences

Watch Out: Immigration Could Still Happen in 2014 - U.S. News and World Report New year, new hope. Immigration rights activists are saying that 2014 may the year for comprehensive immigration reform -- even though pols will be busy with mid-term elections.

LA City Attorney Mike Feuer talks Measure D, jaywalking tickets and more

When he ran for City Attorney last year, Mike Feuer promised to make Los Angeles a safer place. His vision included creating a gun violence prevention unit and expanding the Neighborhood Prosecutor Program created by former City Attorney Rocky Delgado.

A collection of vintage shopping bags from LA's past

With the new plastic bag ban now in effect, Alison Martino of Vintage Los Angeles joins us to bring a big of nostalgia with vintage shopping bags from the past.

Memo raises questions about MWD headquarters' seismic fitness

A consultant cites a "potential" for "collapse" in a major quake. MWD insists the $100 million building is safe, and says the consultant used outdated computer models.

Behind the battle to preserve LA's historic Lummis Home

The home that was an early LA cultural center is cracking apart. Now the city seeks a new caretaker for the hand-built mini-castle that overlooks the Arroyo Seco.

FBI investigating San Francisco Chinese Consulate arson attack (updated)

The Chinese Consulate in San Francisco said Thursday that its compound was damaged in an arson attack and urged American authorities to protect the safety of its diplomats and its premises.

Weekend Traffic: 405, 22 and 605 freeways to see nightly closures

The closures begin tonight and continue through Saturday. We also have information regarding road closures for the 2014 New Year's Race and a list of more closures happening throughout Southern California.

#KPCCforum: 5 events you don't want to miss in January 2014

The coming-of-age industry in Texas, a film director's take on our current education system, and a panel on the Mars rovers' many feats are just a few of the events coming to KPCC.

Mississippi flag causes flap in Santa Ana

Some Southern California attorneys want the Mississippi state flag, the last in the nation to include the Confederate stars and bars, removed from a display at Santa Ana's civic center.

Davenport and Humboldt beaches closed after sewage spill

An 800 gallon sewage spill has shut down a portion of Huntington Harbour in Huntington Beach, including Davenport and Humboldt beaches.

Calif. Supreme Court grants law license to undocumented law school grad (updated)

Sergio Garcia calls the ruling "wonderful"; he had challenged a 1996 federal law that bars people living in the country illegally from receiving the professional license.

Driver killed after car crashes off 101 freeway

A body was found in a car on its side Thursday morning in the Tujunga Wash off the northbound Hollywood Freeway in the San Fernando Valley.

More earthquake mapping needed, LA-area state senator says

State budget cuts have slowed efforts to map active faults in California to a crawl.